Richard Bailey

Richard Bailey

Richard Bailey is a historian who specializes in post-war Reconstruction in Alabama. He is a native of Montgomery and returned to Alabama in 1979 to do research for his doctoral dissertation, which later became the book Neither Carpetbaggers nor Scalawags: Black Officeholders during the Reconstruction of Alabama, 1867-1878. Today Dr. Bailey serves on the Board of the Alabama Historical Association and shares his wealth of knowledge by conducting historical tours of Montgomery. He was recognized as the Montgomery Advertiser’s Community Hero for February 2021.

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